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Poster: clementinescaboose Date: Sep 9, 2011 12:12am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH - From the Dawn of the Welnick Era

I have to say I disagree about the whole background player notion also. Although I do like Brent as a keyboardist a lot. His songs are another matter.

Keith is by far the most underrated and under-appreciated GD keyboardist. He could play a much broader range of styles than any of the other keyboardists and could effortlessly switch between them.

But like Jerlouvis said, his playing was so well integrated into the rest of the band; he often goes unnoticed and gets lost in the shuffle of the dense sound the band had in this era, because his playing is often so subtle.

Another problem is he is quite often buried in the mix of many of those early '70s boards, making his contributions harder to discern, whereas Brent was usually way upfront.

This post was modified by clementinescaboose on 2011-09-09 07:12:18